Omicron Covid-19: Singapore has lifted travel ban on African countries including Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The shorter window between infection and infectiousness for the Omicron variant increases the efficacy of pre-departure testing, says the latest analysis conducted by the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA).
With Omicron Covid-19 variant emergence, many countries have put restrictions on travel to the ‘high risk’ southern Africa countries, and are now closing their borders.
Dr Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, said all of the Omicron cases in Canada have come from Nigeria which has a low vaccination rate and Ottawa already announced a ban on foreigners from seven countries in southern Africa.
South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.
Fully vaccinated travellers will continue to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel to the US prior to boarding,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking at Global COVID Summit in the US addressed the vaccine certificate recognition issue as Indians are facing quarantine upon arrival in the UK despite the inclusion of Covishield.
Fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be required to spend ten days in mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Britain upon arrival anymore.
Strict restrictions were imposed on travelers from India and some other countries because of the rise of the contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.
The UAE diplomatic mission are exempted from the decision.
These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO or FRO concerned for extension of their visas.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it still anticipates that American athletes will be able to safely compete at the Tokyo Games
Passengers on this flight had to undergo and return a negative result on two tests before they could get on the plane
When migrants are detained inside a city where infections are growing rapidly, the spread of the disease in their rural home districts is temporarily stopped.
The decision was taken during a meeting of Cabinet’s national security committee to consider the move to temporarily restrict flights from India along with what equipment and assistance could be sent.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would start late Thursday, speaking hours after India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections in the previous 24-hours.
The request for extra flights from airlines was turned down because of concerns about queues at passport control
India on Wednesday registered over 2.94 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases, the second highest daily case count ever recorded by any country, even as the day’s death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time since the pandemic’s outbreak.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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